Avenue U (BMT Sea Beach Line)

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 Avenue U
 "N" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Station AvenueU.jpg
Station statistics
Address Avenue U & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Gravesend
Coordinates 40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667Coordinates: 40°35′47.38″N 73°58′44.28″W / 40.5964944°N 73.9789667°W / 40.5964944; -73.9789667
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Sea Beach Line
Services       N all times (all times)
      W selected rush-hour trips (selected rush-hour trips)
Transit connections Bus transport New York City Bus: B3
Structure Open-cut
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened June 22, 1915; 103 years ago (1915-06-22)[1]
Station code 078[2]
Other entrances/
at Avenue U and Avenue T
Passengers (2016) 456,533[3]Decrease 63.6%
Rank 408 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Kings Highway: N all timesW selected rush-hour trips
Next south 86th Street: ZZZtemporarily closed for renovation

Avenue U Station (Dual System BRT)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference # 05000675[4]
Added to NRHP July 6, 2005

Avenue U is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Avenue U and West Seventh Street, it is served by the N train at all times, as well as some W trains during rush hours.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
G Station house Entrances/Exits
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "N" train "W" train toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Kings Highway)
Northbound express No regular service
Southbound express "N" train does not stop here →
Southbound local No service (86th Street)
Side platform, being renovated until 2018
Southbound platform

This station, which opened on June 22, 1915,[1] has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are in an open cut. The concrete walls are painted beige and the columns are blue.

In 2005, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations.[6][7][8] The Coney Island-bound platforms closed on July 31, 2017, with an expected reopening in Fall 2018.[9][10]


This station has two entrances, both of which are beige station houses at street-level between West Seventh and West Eighth Streets above the tracks and have a single staircase leading to each platform at either ends. The main exit at the south end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Avenue U while the exit at the north end leads to Avenue T and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Through Tube to Coney, 48 Minutes: First Train on Fourth Avenue Route Beats West End Line Eleven Minutes". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. June 22, 1915. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places: NRHP #05000675
  6. ^ "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". brooklynreporter.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Manhattan-Bound Service Returns to N Stations on Sea Beach Line". www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Coney Island" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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